Hatfield, Robert Verne, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1942 - 1943
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Golden Dragon Certificate
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District Of Columbia
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Ryan Mahana (Alcatraz) to remember Marine Capt Robert Verne Hatfield.

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  1943, World War II Fallen

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As the Pacific Campaign continued the squadron transitioned to the F4U Corsair for the remainder of the war. VMF-211 participated in the Treasury-Bougainville Campaign.

HATFIELD, Robert V, Captain, O-011947, USMC, from District of Columbia, Manila American Cemetery + HATFIELD, Robert Verne, 11947, VMF-211, MAG-11, 1st MAW, FMF, Solomon Is, November 4, 1944, killed in action + HATFIELD, Robert V., 1st Lt., USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Robert V. Hatfield, 813 Farragut St., N. W, DC + HATFIELD, Robert V, CAPT, O-011947, USMC, from District Of Columbia, location Solomon Islands, date of loss November 3, 1943

Capt Robert Verne Hatfield, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 3 Nov 1943.

Body Not Recovered
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  1942-1942, 7598, VMF-213

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October / 1942
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December / 1942
VMF-213 Unit Page
Second Lieutenant
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Solomon Islands
 VMF-213 Details

Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213) was a reserve fighter squadron in the United States Marine Corps. Nicknamed the "Hell Hawks", the squadron fought during World War II in the Philippines and at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. With its assignment to the USS Essex (CV-9) and Air Group 4, VMF-213 along with VMF-124 was one of the first two Marine squadrons to augment carrier air groups during World War II. The squadron was credited with downing 117 enemy aircraft during the war.
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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016
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5 Members Also There at Same Time

Cupp, James, Col, (1942-1968) 75 7598 Captain
Eckart, Leland Leroy, Capt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Rawson, George H., 2ndLt, (1942-1943) 75 7598 Second Lieutenant
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major
Britt, Wade Hampton, Maj, (1936-1943) 75 7302 Major

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